When we lived in Illinois, a great friend of ours was a fabulous photographer (you can check her out here) and took gorgeous photos of Jake as a newborn. She did them in our home and I thought, hmmm, maybe I could do that someday. Since we've moved and she was not available to drive all the way here to photography Lilly (c'mon Jan, it's only a 9-hour drive!) I set up a little area in our house and did what I could. The first batch were taken on day 13, and Jan suggests that newborn photos are done before the baby is two weeks old. Honestly, I cut it a little bit close. She was pretty much mad the entire time, but I did manage to get one or two:
I was hoping she'd sleep so I could really position her the way I wanted to, but she wasn't having it. This girl loves to sleep, but she does not like to be messed with while she's snoozing!
A week later I couldn't resist and tried again. She was still wide awake, but in a much better mood. Here are some of my favorites:
|This one makes me smile!|
My "money shot" of the day came out a teensy bit blurry, but it will end up in a frame somewhere anyway:
I am still learning a lot... I'm finally pretty good with the functions of my "fancy" camera and have lighting pretty much figured out, which is half the battle I think, but there is plenty of room for improvement. I can't wait until Jake is older and will actually cooperate and follow instructions so that I can use him as my guinea pig. And if I could just learn how to edit in Photoshop I'd really be in good shape! *sigh* Guess I'll add that to the list of "things to do when I have some free time." So basically I'll get around to it in about 18 years! In the meantime, I need to get back to playtime with the little ones!